Should Be Illegal Oven BBQ Ribs

"After not being able to find restaurant ribs that satified my hot sweet appetite, I carefully attempted various combinations of flavors until I found one that I and my family thought was perfect. Hope you enjoy them too."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
3 lbs Ribs




  • Place all ingredients together in large roasting pan (i use bottom of turkey roaster).
  • Cut ribs apart for easier serving.
  • Mix together making sure to coat all ribs with this semi-dry paste.
  • Spread ribs out evenly on bottom of pan.
  • cover lightly with foil.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
  • Turning or stirring occasionally.
  • You can use broiler for these ribs, just watch more closely, and adjust cooking time.
  • These ribs are also great finished on the grill for a few minutes on each side.

Questions & Replies

  1. Why would you throw all the ingredients into a roasting pan, cut up the ribs and then cover them with the rub? Why not mix all the ingredients in a bowl, put the ribs in the bowl, mix them up, put the ingredients in the roasting pan and then place the ribs in the pan? Also, it says, place all the ingredients into a roasting pan, which means the ribs go in with the other ingredients. Then you cut them apart? Directions need a little help.
  2. Extremely upset! You should be more specific when giving directions! And let the people who would like to enjoy your recipe for the 1st time know to put bbq on afterwards instead of saying mix ALL ingredients in pan! smh I have no clue how they'll turn out now and if they come out bad I'm going to feel like I wasted money because you simply forgot to let us know bbq goes on afterwards ?? let's just cross our fingers and hope they come out atleast decent smh ??????
  3. What kind of bbq sauce you guys use for this recipe ??
  4. I don't eat Pork products. Can I substitute cow ribs?
  5. Can you just use dirt rub. I do low carb


  1. I have made this recipe many times to get rave reviews and licked the platter clean! The only alteration I make is I slow-cook the ribs at 325 degrees for about 3 hrs. This seems to allow the flavors more time to permeate the meat plus makes for ribs which melt in your mouth.
  2. We don't eat pork but the sauce sounded heavenly. I made the sauce and cooked two chickens, cut into 8 portions each, for 1 hour covered and then 1/2 an hour uncovered, basting every 10 minutes. It came out great, and what little that was left over tasted wonderful the next day cold!
  3. These are great.I make a similar version with the exception of a few small adjustments. Instead of the chili powder i use Asain chili and garlic sauce to taste. Then,just before they are done,say 5-10 mins.,i remove from the oven and put under a pre-heated broiler to give them just a bit of a "mouth feel",somewhat similar to an actual "bbq" ribs.
  4. Now I know why this is so popular. These are simply terrific. I followed the recipe with 2 exceptions: slow cooked @ 325 for 3 hours and I did not use white sugar, I used 1/4 cup vinegar instead to cut down on some of the sweetness of the brown sugar and honey. Thank you Beverly.
  5. Exellent ribs. We like our ribs sweet & sticky and falling off the bones. I couldn't find Old Bay Seasoning (I'm from Canada) so I made my own from a recipe I found on the internet. I only used 1 tbsp of it though, cut the chili powder in half and added more garlic powder. I cooked them in the oven very slow. Served them with baked potatoe and baked squash with a green salad to start.


  1. Did a dry rub first; BBQ Sauce - ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and some Sweet Baby Rays.
  2. Left out sugars and old bay
  3. Made these for Father's Day weekend and they came out great! Like others, I omitted the white sugar and since I did not have celery salt, used kosher salt instead. I baked mine for 2.5 hours on 300 degrees and basted every half hour. Delicious!
  4. Didn’t have old bay Seasoning!


I live in The Garden State of New Jersey. I am a single Mom with 4 young children. We all enjoy the Jersey Shore, Amusement Parks, and a good Winter Storm. My best recipe so far has to be my SHOULD BE ILLEGAL OVEN BARBEQUE RIBS. You will find that recipe posted on this site. Thank you every one for all the great reviews !!! I read them often when I am feeling down and they instantly raise my spirits and bring a big smile to my face !!! Thanks again !!! You guys are my true chef buds !!!
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